The ‘geek chic’ had a huge moment back in 2015, and although it has fallen into somewhat of a shade since then, mostly due to the emerging of new trends, it still has a special place in the hearts of those who are true geeks.
That guy who belongs to a particular fandom, or several of them for that matter, the engineer guy, the ‘listens to a band no one’s ever heard of’ guy, …
We know that children's brains learn this skill early in life.
And we know that kids who seem to think like a young Einstein often have Asperger’s syndrome, where the side of their brain for logic, spatial abilities, and memorizing grows at the expense of the side of the brain for reading nonverbal social cues.
That's also when my career as a professional virgin came to an end. Mom, dad, the sex-ed teacher - none of them had taught me any of this stuff. People only love us for who you are, not who we pretend to be.
To understate things, I was a late bloomer in the realm of romance. This is a serious omission, since our relationships with others are the biggest determinants of happiness in our lives. I know it's fashionable amidst the smart set to be dissatisfied with yourself and to keep striving for more, bigger, best.
(And this explains why the conversation about this research on the geek-genius blog Slashdot is so spunky.) 2.Slowly, I caught on that I knew about dating and women was wrong. You love computers, baseball cards, classical music, anime? A few years later, right about when I was a pre-med advisor to Harvard undergraduates, I noticed that my friends and advisees were in a similar pickle. And it wouldn't be a stretch to say that most people's lives revolve around their primary love relationship. However, women will tell you that there's nothing more attractive in a man than self-acceptance (which is the same as complacency). So towards the end of med school, I started to read some pertinent books and hanging out with guys savvier than me in this dating realm.